If you ever go through excessive weight loss, it’s expected that you’ll experience large amounts of skin building up around your body. Occasions, where this might occur, would include the body going through pregnancy or you have a dramatic change in diet.
An area of the body where excessive weight may form is in your thighs. This may cause you to consider whether to have thigh surgery after weight loss. This can be an option for you but there are several factors to consider before you think of having the surgery.
Would I be an ideal candidate for thigh surgery after weight loss?
If you have signs of sagging skin around your thighs this would make you an ideal candidate for thigh surgery after weight loss. However, this is not the only factor that’s considered. We’d still need to examine you to make sure that you’re in good health and an ideal weight before we can go ahead with the surgery. This is to ensure that no further complications occur before, during or after the surgery.
When should I expect to recover?
Recovery periods for patients can vary as your lifestyle and personal circumstances can determine how well you recover. Generally, if you opt for a thigh lift surgery then your recovery period should be relatively short. You’ll be advised to keep your leg elevated for at least a week to promote blood flow before having the ability to go out again around a week after. Extensive exercise should still be avoided for at least the first month during your recovery.
Are there any complications that I should be aware of?
Thigh lifts would be categorised as a major surgery considering the length of the incisions that need to be made and the amount of excess skin that will be required to remove. However, incisions will only be focused around the thigh area so you shouldn’t expect to see any scarring in the calf area (calf augmentation tends to be the surgery to address this more effectively).
It’s also expected for swelling to occur which tends to be normal for all surgeries. This means in the first few days of recovery it will be quite slow, particularly near the groin area where friction can occur but dressing will help to prevent this.
If thigh surgery after weight loss is something that you think would be helpful for you, feel free to visit our thigh surgery page to understand the surgery in more detail. We’ve also had many patients go through thigh surgery and have case studies that you can browse to see the before and after results.